How To Apply Luster Dust

Decorating By mjcakes Updated 4 Mar 2014 , 7:08pm by kdqsv

mjcakes Posted 21 Jan 2006 , 5:51pm
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I have my first wedding cake order and the bride wants a square, 4 tiered cake that will feed 200 and most importantly has a pearl sheen. She showed me a picture out of a brides magazine and I'm under the impression that it's luster dust. I have messed around with it with buttercream flowers, but I've never painted a large area with it. Is it easier to paint onto white fodant and if so, how exactly do I go about it. I had read to use lemon extract? Any advice will be much appreciated!

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HollyPJ Posted 21 Jan 2006 , 6:05pm
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I've used lemon extract with good results. Some people use vodka. Using alcohol as the liquid results in quick evaporation and keeps the fondant from getting soggy.

Here's a wedding cake I did: the floral design and bow are painted with pearl dust.

kdqsv Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 6:56pm
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If you use vodka , can you taste it?

Bettyboo64 Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 7:04pm
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No Vodka evaporates there is no taste left behind.  

kdqsv Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 7:08pm
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Thank you so much. I am about to use it, but was worried about a taste being left behind.

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